The Room: The Lost Treasure

By | March 20, 2019

by The Room (website)

Berlin

2-5 players

Languages: EN, DE

Winner of a 2023 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2022 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2021 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2020 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2019 TERPECA awardWinner of a 2018 TERPECA award75 mins
Archeologists wanted! A tight passage was found during repair works in the basement of the Humboldt University which leads into an abandoned secret study chamber deep under ground. The brothers Humboldt might have built it centuries ago to examine and hide precious and mysterious artifacts they found during their travels. People say there might even be the lost holy grail…
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Rated between 4.5 and 5 out of 5

based on ratings from 18 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 04 Jan 2020
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 7 Apr 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 56 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalgreat hosting
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We've heard about this room being the absolute must if you are an escapist on holidays to Berlin, we had such an incredible experience. The pre-game was really immersive (which is often missed by some hosts) , the way to the room was never seen before, the room itself had a lot of secrets that were really exciting to discover and there were so many details! For example, at the beginning of the room, you are explained the rules through the pictures taken by a drone that they lost contact with. And if you pay close attention, you can find the broken drone in the room, attention to details made it very immersive and helped build the story perfectly well. Absolutely amazing. To not lose any immersion, even the clues are played to you as riddles and there is no TV screen present in the room (which in many rooms break the atmosphere). WE LOVED IT. The room is perfect for a team of 2-3 players. It's a no brained, you should head there as soon as you've read the last full stop of this review.

Simon (The Overthinkers) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 11 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 40:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

Another unique experience begins with the introduction to the room, hosting is again excellent and sets the tone well for the room. Entering through a door is too plain for this room, so expect something a little different.

Set design is good and the puzzles flow well, though the space lends itself to a smaller team (2-3). Book this along with all the rooms at The Room and you will be in for a treat!

Anne expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2
intensephysicalquite difficult

This venue and room was recommended to us by other enthusiasts and it didn't disappoint. 

Actors and great decor made this room stand out. While the puzzles were just above average, the decor really made it stand out. The size of the playing space alone! Lots of crawling and small spaces you had to fit in was a bit of an issue for us, but we got through the game anyway. The most physically challenging room we have ever done (but that is also something we try to avoid due to physical health). 

The use of lighting was something else - at several stages in the room. That was probably the main theme in the puzzles. 

Loved the story - very Indiana Jones like, which they really played on. Even a puzzle from one of the movies. 

There was visible care put into this room - we felt it especially in the picture we got to take with us from the room. 

Recommended - if you don't mind the physical challenges.

Jokie rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 17 Sep 2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hosting

Die Gestaltung des Raums ist wirklich extrem gut - alles passt perfekt zusammen und nichts wirkt künstlich. Die Spielführung über Beleuchtung und Sound ist toll umgesetzt und führt sehr gut durch den Raum. Einige der Rätsel sind relativ leicht, aber es ist die Einbettung dieser und die Atmosphäre sowie das Personal, die den Raum ausmachen. 

Zu beachten ist, dass es doch mit mehr kriechen verbunden ist, als ich anhand der Beschreibung vermutet hatte.

Jen Wells (Get Wells Soon) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 4 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive

An utterly unique experience with the most incredible attention to detail and a use of the space that seems to get more inventive as the game progresses. This was such an immersive game and its accolades are entirely deserved; enthusiasts should treasure each puzzle because they are all beautifully done and you'll wish there were more.

Jens (Bruteforce) expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 29. Dezember 2019
immersivegreat hostingepic
Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 4 Time taken: 51 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivengreat hostingmagical
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Das Alleinstellungsmerkmal und für mich auch absolutes Highlight des Spiels sind die vielen verwinkelten Räume und wirklich ungewöhnlich engen Kriechgänge, die ein deutlich realistischeres Gefühl vermittelten, als die sonst so weit verbreiteten “Krabbelgänge”.

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